Uganda

Beijing to develop 500 MW of solar in Uganda

State-owned China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd said the PV capacity will be developed in two phases in a deal worth $500 million.

Renewables deals dwarfed by oil and gas at UK-Africa Investment Summit

The scale of fossil fuel deals signed between African governments and U.K. oil and gas interests reportedly amounted to more than 11 times the volume of renewable energy commitments as Britain scrambles for post-Brexit financial opportunities.

African Development Bank’s $25 million for sub-Saharan renewables

The investment will be made into a larger equity fund which seeks to develop 533 MW in the market, which currently has the lowest rate of access to electricity in the world. Even small capacity additions can bring economic impacts to many people.

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SolarNow to bring off-grid PV to 17,500 more Ugandan homes

The domestic company has cleared a third debt funding facility of $9 million with Kenya-based SunFunder, responsAbility and Oikocredit. The credit means 2.5 MW of off-grid capacity, enough to bring energy to 70.000 people.

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Uganda plans for net metering, more off-grid solar

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of the Sub-Saharan country is currently seeking advice for its Decentralized Renewables Development Program, which includes an off-grid master plan for the electrification of islands on Lake Victoria and the creation of a pilot program for solar net metering.

Off-grid solar boosts income by 50% of household GDP in Africa – study

Gogla has released a report showing the positive economic effects of deploying small-scale pay-as-you-go solar systems in off-grid regions. More than half of the survey’srespondents reported having increased economic activity, with many of those starting new businesses or significantly increasing their household income.

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Engie acquires French solar developer Langa

The French energy giant has consolidated its new clean energy focus through the acquisition. The Langa group is expected to have operational PV assets of 165 MW in France by the end of the year.

Uganda issues tender to bring off-grid solar to schools in seven regions

Uganda’s government seeks proposals to bring off-grid solar solutions to 89 post primary education institutions across the country.

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SolarNow financing facility aiming to reach 70% of rural Uganda with off-grid systems

SolarNow and fellow investors SunFunder, Oikocredit and ResponsAbility Investments have announced a $6 million receivables financing facility for the installation of off-grid solar systems in the African nation of Uganda.

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10 MW PV plant connected in Uganda

Globally integrated IPP Building Energy today announced the start of production at its 10 MW Tororo solar plant. Tororo is the company’s first PV project in Uganda, and among the largest built to date in eastern Africa.

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